Sold! R. M. Perkins - Orchid

Robert Perkins

Teenager at Heart
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#1
Hi Guys,

I've been busy working on commissions lately, but I did have a chance to finish this Orchid the other day.

As some of you may know, the Orchid is another of my signature models.

To my knowledge, nobody else makes these but me.

This design started off as a "Peapod", and it evolved into the "Orchid" as you see it here.

I guess I just love organic design -- design that draws its inspiration from nature -- and I really wish there was a lot more of that today.

Well anyway, this one is $295.00 USD shipped to your door, and there's a PayPal "Buy Now" button on my website if anybody's interested.

Cheers and thanks for looking.

Robert



Specifications
Materials:
Grecian briar and Ebonite
Length: 7.190 inches (182.6 mm)
Tobacco Chamber: 0.845 inches (21.5 mm) diameter x 1.200 inches (30.5 mm) tall
Outside of Bowl: 1.726 inches (43.8 mm) diameter x 1.614 inches (41.0 mm) tall
Weight: 2.0 ounces (58 grams)
Workmanship Grade: 4/5
Briar Grade: 3/5
Trappings: Come with a nice pipe sock hand-sewn by Adriana
 

Robert Perkins

Teenager at Heart
Sales
#19
Robert
is there any chance of you being intreseted in doing another orchid with a diamond shaped shank and stem rather than the 4 square approach, I realize it would present a few more difficulties?
That's definitely an interesting proposition.

So you are saying to do essentially a Bulldog with a similar profile to the Orchid? And, I am guessing, with a smooth transition from the shank to the stem (minus the flare, ogee curve and whatnot)?

Or are you suggesting keeping the stummel, flare, ogee curve more or less the same, but essentially rotate the stem 45 degrees so that it's diamond shaped like a Bulldog stem?

I'm actually intrigued by both ideas, so let me know which tree to bark up first and I will see if I can get a drawing together.
 

Robert Perkins

Teenager at Heart
Sales
#20
Robert
is there any chance of you being intreseted in doing another orchid with a diamond shaped shank and stem rather than the 4 square approach, I realize it would present a few more difficulties?
This turned out to be a nice inspiration, I think. It may not be quite what you have in mind, but this is what popped into my head, anyway.



I'm calling this one "Balaena", which is "Whale" in Latin.

I'm still fleshing it out, but I'm really liking the concept.